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a preconceived idea about gender, race, age, sexual orientation, nationality, socio- economic status, religion, cultural practice and other personal traits, based not on fact or experience but on personal opinion. It often shows bias, stereotyping and leads to discrimination of a person or group of people, e.g. There will be no thieving Indian allowed in this house!
the act of inferring meaning. See infer.
writing that expresses thoughts and feelings in an imaginative and original way.
a verb that takes a direct object, e.g. He kicked the ball. She drove the car.
the chief evil character in a literary work, often the antagonist, plotting against the hero or...